Kale Date Plum Salad

I can never get enough salads in the summer and I’m always looking for new combos. This was a good one! Several handfuls of kale, sliced into ribbons1 peach, nectarine or plum – cut into small chunks (in the photo they’re wedges; but that’s harder to eat)4 dates, chopped into large pieces 1T sunflower seeds … Read more

Chicken Birria

I saw an amazing-looking recipe on TikTok and did a little research to back it up and confirm the quantities. While a lot of recipes online suggest 2 varieties of chilis, he uses 3 – I’m sure his is better. The number of chiles I list below makes a sauce that has a nice level … Read more

Pad Thai

I’ve been on a Chinese food kick lately, mostly working off recipes on the Woks of Life website, which was recommended to me by Theresa Mah. Their pad thai proclaimed to have “authentic” flavor, so I made it as directed, including the dried shrimp. As soon as I dumped the stuff in the pan though, … Read more

Kale-Broccoli Salad with Herb-Lemon-Mustard Dressing

Makes 4 servings170 calories, 5g protein per 1/4c of topping blend 50 calories per T of dressing 100 calories for veggies 5c kale 2c broccoli (1 crown) 1/2c shredded carrots (1 carrot) 1/2c sliced almonds 1/4c sunflower seeds 1/4c cranberries Feta, to taste Dressing: 1/4c olive oil 2T lemon juice 2T red wine vinegar 1T … Read more

Raw Beet Salad with Carrots & Quinoa with Lime-Mint dressing

Makes 4 small salads 222 calories, 10g protein Dressing makes 9T; each tablespoon is about 35 calories 4c greens (arugula, spinach, kale, leaf lettuce …) 1 large carrot1/3c pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) 1c edamame1 avocado1 beet, sliced into sticks 3T apple cider vinegar2T lime juice 2T olive oil2T honey 1t dijon mustard 1T chopped mint … Read more

Cauliflower & Chickpea salad with Herbs, Apple & Avocado (Honey-Mustard dressing)

This is an absolutely magical salad. The flavors combine for pure perfection. 1 small head cauliflower1 can chickpeas (2c, if you’re cooking your own)1 medium red apple1 shallot lots of parsley and mint 2T grainy mustard 2T honey1/4c olive oil2T waterjuice & zest of 1 lime (about 2T juice) 2 firm avocados Makes 4 servings. … Read more